Jun 28, 2011

Butternut Squash and Zucchini Fried Rice

This one is a perfect Lunch box recipe. I have used zucchini and butternut squash(Oh! I seem to have become a fan and regular eater of butternut squash! what to do. It is firm.. or soft.. or mushy.., depending on how long I leave it on the stove, and every time it turns out perfect and tastes so good and blends well with everything!). Its very quick and easy to make too! Cooking rice is in fact the most time consuming part in this preparation.

Zucchini and Butternut squash can be substituted with any available veggies, But of course, I cannot guarantee that they will not be look spoilers! 

Zucchini and Buttercup fried rice with Beetroot Raitha..
To make this we need:

1 tbsp butter
salt and olive oil as required
A tbsp of Light soy sauce
chopped butternut squash and Zucchini
Julienne onions and some shallots
few garlic cloves, chopped
slit green chillies and black pepper as required
cooked rice 3 cups

A Closer look of the fried rice!
Heat a pan and splash in some olive oil and butter. Fry the onions, shallots (Yes, don' even bother about tempering, remember this is not a traditional dish? ;)) chillies and garlic and add in the chopped veggies. add in the soy sauce and cook till the veggies are done. add the black pepper and mix with cooked rice. 
And, Voila we are ready to serve! I did with some beetroot raitha.

Beet root raitha recipe: Mix a cup of grated beets with curd, salt and black pepper powder as required.

Do not miss out the butter and soy sauce. Essential for the flavor!


  1. Thats a flavourful and delicious one pot meal,interesting fried rice..

  2. rightly said, one pot meal! :)

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